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Francois-Xavier Roth




Coming Soon: François-Xavier Roth Conducts Bach, Stravinksy, and Beethoven


François-Xavier Roth conducts the BSO and and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a concert that includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and the Elegiac Song and Symphony No. 4 by Beethoven.


listen buttonINTERVIEW: François-Xavier Roth previews the concert with WCRB's Brian McCreath


For a translation of the text of the Symphony of Psalms, download program notes from the BSO

Robert Spano




listen buttonRobert Spano Conducts Debussy, Rands, and Rachmaninoff


Robert Spano leads the BSO in Nuages and Fetes, from Debussy's Nocturnes, the world premiere of the Piano Concerto by Bernard Rands (a BSO commission), with soloist Jonathan Biss, and the Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff.

listen buttonINTERVIEW: Robert Spano previews the concert

listen buttonINTERVIEW: Bernard Rands talks about his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra


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Andris Nelsons: The Next BSO Music Director

Andris Nelsons




The 35-year-old Latvian conductor will be the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra beginning with the 2014-2015 season.

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listen button Hear a discussion about Andris Nelsons coming to the BSO, with CNE's Brian McCreath and Boston Public Radio's Margery Eagan and Peter Kadzis.

Tanglewood 2014

Lion Gate at Tanglewood




The Boston Symphony's summer season in 2014 features an Opening Night with Renée Fleming, four concerts with Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons, and much more.

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Conductor Erich Leinsdorf






Classical New England celebrates the legacy of one of the BSO's most significant Music Directors with a 1969 television interview and an audio documentary.

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Celebrating 60 Years of the BSO and WGBH






On Oct. 6, 1951, WGBH Radio signed onto the air for the first time.  Hear a commemorative program originally broadcast on the 60th anniversary of that date, with the voices of Aaron Copland and Ralph Lowell.
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Keith's Classical Corner

Keiths Classical Corner




Each weekday morning, the Boston Pops' Keith Lockhart joins Classical New England's Laura Carlo to share a classical music pick of the day. They talk about the story behind the music, and mark holidays and historic dates with tributes to some of the great artists and composers of the genre.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra's
2014 - 2015 Season

Andris Nelsons












The 134th season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra features 10 weeks of programs that draw connections between Andris Nelsons, the orchestra's 15th Music Director, the ensemble he'll lead into its next era, and the BSO's audiences.

Learn more about the 2014-2015 season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's
2013 - 2014 Season
Join 99.5 WCRB for the 133rd season of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, each Saturday at 8pm for every BSO concert, live from the Symphony Hall in Boston, with host Ron Della Chiesa. You can also hear encore broadcasts each Monday at 8pm.

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To see the full schedule of BSO performances and to purchase tickets, visit the BSO Box Office.
Broadcast Schedule

Robert SpanoRobert Spano leads the BSO in Nuages and Fetes, from Debussy's Nocturnes, the world premiere of the Piano Concerto by Bernard Rands (a BSO commission), with soloist Jonathan Biss, and the Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff.

listen buttonINTERVIEW: Robert Spano previews the concert

listen buttonINTERVIEW: Bernard Rands talks about his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra


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Lorin MaazelLorin Maazel conducts symphonies by two of history's greatest composers: Mozart's Symphony No. 38, the "Prague," and the Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler.


 

Francois -Xavier RothFrançois-Xavier Roth conducts the BSO and and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a concert that includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and the Elegiac Song and Symphony No. 4 by Beethoven.

listen buttonINTERVIEW: François-Xavier Roth previews the concert with WCRB's Brian McCreath


For a translation of the text of the Symphony of Psalms, download program notes from the BSO

Behzod AbduraimovPianist Behzod Abduraimov is the soloist in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Lorin Maazel conducts Glinka's Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla and the Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

 

Nikolaj ZnaiderIn an encore broadcast of the 2012-2013 season finale, Nikolaj Znaider is the soloist in the Violin Concerto by Brahms, and Bernard Haitink leads the Symphony No. 9, the "Great," by Schubert.
 

Menahem PresslerPianist Menahem Pressler joins BSO musicians in Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478, in a concert that also includes the composer's Serenade Nos. 6, the Serenata Notturna, and 10, the Gran Partita.

(This concert was recorded on March 8, 2014.)

Yefim BronfmanPianist Yefim Bronfman is the soloist in an All-Beethoven concert, featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, as well as the Leonore Overture No. 3, all conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi.


(This concert was recorded on March 14, 2014.)

Ketih LockhartThe Boston Pops 2014 broadcast season kicks of with "The Very Best of the Boston Pops," featuring music by Bernstein, Copland, Ellington, and more, all conducted by Keith Lockhart!

 

Billy PorterBilly Porter electrified Broadway audiences last year, winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in the hit Kinky Boots. He joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops "at the corner of Broadway and soul!"

Cirque de la SymphonieAs the acrobats of Cirque da la Symphonie fly through Symphony Hall, classical favorites come to life on the radio through the musical acrobatics of the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart!
 

Take 6A cappella legends Take 6 are the special guests of the 21st annual Gospel Night at the Pops, conducted by Charles Floyd and featuring the Boston Pops Gospel Choir!

 

John WilliamsBoston Pops Laureate Conductor returns to Symphony Hall! He leads the orchestra in themes from his own scores, including Star Wars, Jaws, and Harry Potter, as well as iconic film music written by his predecessors and colleagues.

Tanglewood lawnWCRB previews Tanglewood 2014, which features four BSO concerts led by Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, and an All-Tchaikovsky concert featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

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